Sunday, October 28, 2012
My daily stitching project has become a very welcome part of my life. I'm really enjoying sitting down everyday to spend a bit of time doing some hand stitching, it's almost like a daily meditation. I spend anywhere from five minutes to an hour doing each one. I start with a four inch square of fabric that I've previously printed in black. All of my stitching is done with pearl cotton in black, I use three different sizes, #5, #8 and #12. Here's a look at my basic supplies.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Autumn has arrived in Idaho and the leaves are looking pretty good, even the ones that have to be raked up.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
One of the highlights of our trip (at least for me), was a stop to see an apartment building designed by Hundertwasser .I have been a fan of his work for a long time and before we left had checked my Vienna guide book for the location of the building. It would not have been possible to walk to it from where our boat was docked, so I was disappointed, but decided to focus on what we could do. Then the first night on the boat I read through the listing of optional tours and to my delight the bus tour of Vienna included a stop at the Hundertwasser house! I signed up immediately. It was tough to get pictures because it's in a narrow alley with an undulating street that was packed with other tourists besides me. pieces were based on parts of his artwork.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Our trip started with a three day stay in Budapest. We spent most of our time walking and looking, so much to see! Buildings
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Home from a wonderful trip to Budapest, a Danube River Cruise and Prague, unfortunately I'm feeling a bit under the weather today. A bit of a cold combined with jet lag has me feeling kinda low. Blogger is also giving me some problems and keeps rearranging the order of my photos. So here is a preview of some of what I saw, and thanks to the blogger software, my daily stitching pieces that I did during the trip are right in the middle.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
I've been pretty silent here for awhile, mainly because I haven't been doing much. My design wall is empty and I have twelve feet of design wall! I have been getting ready to go on a vacation,cruising down the Danube River.I'm all packed and ready to go at 4AM tomorrow morning. I have some knitting to bring with, books on my ipad, my daily stitching project, and a pile of silk hexagons.